Donovan McNabb, named Donovan Jamal McNabb at birth, is an American former football player. He used to play as a quarterback. He has played for 13 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), mainly with the “Philadelphia Eagles.”
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Donovan McNabb was born on 25 November 1976 in Chicago, Illinois. He did his schooling from Mount Carmel High School. While being in the second year there, he played with two future NFL players, Matt Cushing, and Simeon Rice. After his schooling, he was offered admission by various colleges.
He finally decided to attend Syracuse University and play for the Orange group football team of the university. The reason behind choosing this university was his keen interest in football as well as the broadcasting journalism program offered by it.
In 2002, the university chose him as one of the youngest trustees of its institution’s board. At Syracuse, Donovan also played basketball and was a part of the NCAA Men’s Division Basketball Tournament of 1996. In April 2014, he was jailed for one day in Arizona for a drink and drive case.
On 28 June 2015, he was again arrested for driving under the influence and causing an accident in Arizona. This time, he was sentenced for 90 days (18 in jail & remaining under house arrest). He was also fined $6,000 and was asked to serve the community for 30 hours.
In June 2003, Donovan Mcnabb tied the knot with his college girlfriend, Raquel Nurse. In 2004, they had a daughter named Alexis, and in 2008, they gave birth to twin babies, Sariah and Donovan Jr. In 2009, they again had a child named Devin James. The family lives mainly in two cities: Moorestown (New Jersey) and Chandler (Arizona).
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 25 November 1976, Donovan Mcnabb is 44 years old as of today’s date 9th March 2021. His height is 1.88 m tall, and his weight is 109 kg.
In the 1999 NFL Draft, Donovan Mcnabb was selected in the very first round by the “Eagles.” He was second among the five quarterbacks recruited. On 14 November 1999, he began his professional career by playing against “Washington” on his home turf. He scored 21 passes for 60 yards and led his team to a fabulous win of 35-28. After this win, he became the first quarterback rookie among the “Eagles” to win his first NFL start after Mike Boryla and Ty Detmer. He has also been the first rookie among the “Eagles” to start as a quarterback, after Brad Goebel.
In the NFC Pro Bowl squad of 2000, Donovan was selected as the first alternative behind Daunte Culpepper, Jeff Garcia, and Kurt Warner. When Warner got out of the match due to an injury, Donovan took his position and performed well. In a game against the “Arizona Cardinals” in the 11th week of the 2002 season, he got a fracture in his right ankle. In 2003, he led his team to the NFC championship.
2005-07 was very disturbing for Donovan, as he suffered various injuries. On 26 Oct 2009, he again led his team to win against the “Washington Redskins.” On 4 April 2010, Donovan was bought by the “Washington Redskins” and on 27 July 2011, he was bought by the “Minnesota Vikings.” Donovan retired from football on 29 July 2013.
Awards and Achievements
Since 1999-2009, Donovan Mcnabb remained a quarterback playing for the “Eagles.” During this tenure, he led his team to five NFC East division Championships (4 consecutive from 2001 to 2004 and then in 2006). He was also a member of the “Eagles” when it won five NFC Championship games (four consecutive from 2001-2004 and then in 2008). He also remained the All-time leader of the “Eagles” in passing touchdowns, passing yards, passing completions, and passing attempts. He was ranked sixth at NFL for his 3,469 career yards rushing. He is also the first quarterback player to score 30 touchdowns and less than ten interceptions in a single season.
Net Worth & Salary of Donovan McNabb in 2021
As of March 2021, Donovan Mcnabb’s net worth till date is $40 Million. This includes his house at Chandler, which alone costs $850,000. Most of his earnings are from his salary as a quarterback football player.
Donovan McNabb’s career started very well as a quarterback football player. He played with full dedication for every team he was part of. Some injuries did force him to take early retirement, but he had set exceptional records till then. However, the recent news about Donovan is really disturbing in which he has been alleged of sexual harassment. It has cost his job at the NFL network.